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Elliot Berkman, Ph.D.

Elliot Berkman, Ph.D.

Elliot T. Berkman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab
Associate Director, Center for Translational Neuroscience
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., UCLA, 2010
M.A., UCLA, 2005
M.A., Stanford, 2004
B.A., Psychology, Stanford, 2002
B.S., Mathematics, Stanford, 2002

Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. The central aim of Dr. Berkman’s research is to understand how behavioral, motivational, and neural systems work together to help us pursue our goals. His research combines the distinct strengths of several research methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), cross-sectional and longitudinal survey methods, and laboratory experiments. Click here for more information about his research. He teaches courses in statistics, neuroimaging, and social psychology. His research and teaching have been recognized with the Joseph A. Gengerelli Distinguished Dissertation Award, the UCLA Social Psychology Dissertation Award, the Arthur J. Woodward Peer Mentoring Award and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his PhD in 2010 from the University of California, Los Angeles. His blog, The Motivated Brain, is located at Psychology Today, and he tweets as @Psychologician.

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